6.5 miles (but walk length can be shortened or lengthened)
Explorer Map 306, - Middlesbrough & Hartlepool
This walk is ideal for a short walk which takes in sea views.
The walk is very easy to follow and presents no navigational difficulties
There is some walking over rough pasture. Cattle use this pasture, so
that the ground could be rough in places. However, if this presents problems,
the rough ground can be avoided by keeping to roads / tracks.
The basic walk is described in a leaflet issued by Hartlepool Borough
- Walk No 8, Seaton Snooks Stroll.
However, as described here the walk was adapted and was slightly longer
than described in the leaflet.
For a Memory Map overlay of the walk described, please select the above
(Overlay made with Version 5 of Memory Map)
Some new mapping software is now available which you may
want to try, - QUO mapping. You can download the software for free from
the link below, complete with demonstration maps. Having installed QUO,
you can import and export Memory Map overlays. Thus YOU DON'T NEED Memory
Map to use any of the overlays provided on the Grey Panthers web site,
- just use QUO!!
Park in an appropriate spot in Seaton Carew. When the town
is busy, - e.g. holiday time, there is plenty of space in off-street car
parks. Off-season, it is possible to park on the main sea-front road.
Head Southwards along the main street past the Clock Tower.
Continue past the Golf Course club house. On your left is a clearly indicated
track which heads past the Golf Course to the car park at the North Gare.
Here turn left and cross the Golf Course (caution).
Follow the track to the breakwater at the North Gare.
Return to the point where you crossed the Golf Course, where there is
a clear and broad track that heads Southwards.
When this track meets a minor road by the chemical works, turn right.
Follow this road almost to the main A178 road.
Just before reaching the road there is a footpath which runs beside the
The footpath continues to meet the track that led from Seaton Carew to
the North Gare car park.
Return to Seaton Carew.
To extend the walk, simply continue along the Esplanade towards Hartlepool
then retrace your steps.